Grateful Dead Live at Dance Hall on 1967-09-03
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
This tape is not a master, it's a 1st gen. It takes several minutes for the mix to come together in the beginning
"Schoolgirl" is cut @ 10:43.
"Viola Lee" is cut @ both ends.
The sound quality deteriorates towards the end of the "Alligator' jam.
"Midnight Hour" added to this seed by terrapinstation 04/14/2002. From the original mix - lineage: silver CD Bootleg>EAC>SHN via MKWACT. EAC log included.
Uploaded by Jon Miller; originally from a BUDD SHN vine.
- RM > C > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
- Rio Nido, CA
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Jon Miller
- Dance Hall
Let me say something here about Pigpen. Pigpen, Ron McKernan, is THE example of what a frontman should do. I htink he was the greatest frontman of all time. It takes a real natural charisma to do it right, and I'm sorry, but far too many bands resort to having some spandex-douchebag preen around on stage....the trick is, I think, to have your frontman used as a "secret weapon", not the main course of the evening.
And when Pig lets loose, he does it with perfect dynamism, sort of simultaneously the center and not at the exact same time. His improv raps are the definition of delightful, and who in their right mind would accuse Pig of any ego-stroking macho posturing? That Midnight Hour is one of the best examples of Pig's charisma out there on tape.
What **Is** that "x" factor that he carries so easily, when so many other "frontmen" just come off as dorks?
Subject: Midnight Hour date?
Subject: Midnight Hour
Subject: Thank you!
Subject: Proto Dark Star Jam
Subject: Alligataaah :) :) :)
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But there's no information to prove these songs don't apply to this date!.. That's my ancient alien theory. But seriously, I can't find anything suggesting this was the setlist for the night... Only In The Midnight Hour because Phil mentions it... Which is debatable as to where it stands within this slew of disorganized early Dead... Probably the closer since Pigpen raps (paraphrased) "just wanna tell you one more thing before I go" and at the beginning of Dancin', Phil talks about starting it... So, you be the judge.
Amazing Midnight Hour. I would kill for a chance to get up on stage and dance with Bobby! Viola Lee was high energy. Big Boss man... Awesome. And Elevator... I mean Alligator... Pigpen! I can almost hear Charlie Parker in there somewhere.
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Subject: Awesome show
Subject: First Ever Mountain Jam?
Subject: Get on up a while...and dance
Yeah...the five stars are for this song alone
Subject: My Favorite
Subject: midnight hour & viola lee blues
Subject: Midnight Hour
Subject: They never got rounder than this
Johnny Garcia laid the seeds of a thousand bloomfields with his left hand and harvested them with his right. The thresher and the plow gorged the earth in parallel streams.
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Subject: What a drippy, trippy funky groove
Subject: Just a tip
Subject: Pig Pen fans this is for you...
This show also drives home the indescribable and undefinable role that Pig played in the band and how irreplaceable he was. Had he lived the 1972+ years would have been far different musically for starters there is no harmonica and at least a dozen songs he did like lovelight and midnight hour were dropped altogether, let alone alligator, good morning, big boss man. We share the same birthday and have always been a huge Pig fan part of the band died when he did.
Subject: The Midnight Hour is
The rest of the show is good '67, but it really sucks ass that Viola Lee is cut at both ends. It's a monster performance of this cut that most likely clocked in at nearly 30 minutes. Great jamming though, especially in Dancin, Schoolgirl, and an early Alligator (no segue into Caution yet).
Subject: a bit crunchy